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River Stage 2019

Free outdoor festival of arts and entertainment

Every weekend from 5 July – 4 August

National Theatre

River Stage 2019

The National Theatre's free outdoor festival of arts and entertainment returns in 2019 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Each weekend our River Stage partners take over the stage and offer a full line-up of events for all ages: from family workshops and theatre, to club nights and DJs. And it's all free!
In 2019 our partners will be The GloryShubbak FestivalNational Park City, Frantic Assembly and a finale closing party with the National Theatre.


5 – 7 July: The Glory
East London's alternative cabaret mecca brings a drag-packed tour-de-force of shows, DJs and outrageous fun to Pride weekend.
12 – 14 July: Shubbak Festival
Mixing family activities with bands, spoken word and DJ sets, Shubbak brings the best of the Arab cultural scene to the River Stage.
19 – 21 July: National Park City Festival
A line-up dedicated to all things green and wild in celebration of London becoming the world’s first National Park City.
26 – 28 July: Frantic Assembly
The groundbreaking theatre company invite you to join their 25th birthday celebrations with a weekend of partying on the River Stage packed with special performances, workshops and live music.
2 – 4 August: National Theatre
A joyful party weekend to close the festival. Family theatre, dance, circus, music and more.

River Stage Festival Gallery